And he notched seven more times than Arsenal’s Emmanuel Adebayor and Liverpool’s Fernando Torres.
Roque Santa Cruz hit 19 times for Blackburn Rovers, while Yakubu managed 15 goals for Everton that season – the same amount as Benjani, Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane.
Tevez outscored Rooney by two, with 14 goals.
And Aston Villa’s John Carew struck 13 times that year, despite entering the twilight years of his career at the time.
Now, Ronaldo will be looking to win the Golden Boot for a second time.